The Real Rate of Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

Divorce rates have been on the rise in the United States ever since the turn of the 20th century when the divorce rate in America was estimated to be less than 5% of all marriages. Divorces were more difficult to obtain back then because the parties had to prove sufficient cause like abuse, adultery and abandonment. During the 1940′s the American divorce rate was estimated to be about 14% of total marriages. The situation began to change when divorces in the U.S. began to rise after WWII...

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Interpreting Divorce Rates

Aug 8, 2012 by

No one gets married with divorce as the goal. Americans today all agree that marriages are preferable to divorces and that marriage is better for the family, the children and the community in general. Unfortunately, divorce rates have been on the rise in the United States for several decades. Divorces in the United States used to be much harder to obtain. Back around the turn of the century divorces were much harder to obtain because the spouses had to prove a sufficient cause like abuse,...

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